January 23, 2012

what i cannot buy

Winter is my favorite Florida season... cool breezes, warm sun, and a lack of humidity weighing down the air. Perhaps the only downside is the oh-so-dry skin... and so I went searching for moisture. The shelves held endless options, and I only knew that I didn't want this one, because it was far too much thinking for me. My eyes bounced between pretty bottles and the prices, searching for a happy compromise. And then, I saw the one for me... one that included a touch of happiness. Didn't someone once tell me you couldn't buy happiness? 

Each morning I read that line, and I smile. {Ah, so maybe there really is a little happiness blended in with orange blossom and bamboo!} But I know the truth.  Happiness can come and go, like the breeze that whispers through the trees or a warm chocolate chip cookie. No, you can't cling to happy. So you must choose joy. Joy sticks when happy flees. Joy lights the path when the sun can't shine through the clouds. Joy holds your heart in the dark of night. Joy is Jesus... and what He has done for me brings something to my soul that could never be purchased. Life, hope, unconditional love, and grace.

Yes, I may have put a price on a little happiness, but joy is priceless.

I've got the joy joy joy joy
Down in my heart...where?
Down in my heart...where?
Down in my heart!
I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus
Down in my heart...where?
Down in my heart to stay



jenn said...

oh dawn...you are joy in my heart!m :-)

Anonymous said...

You're always putting a smile on my face. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so sweet. And funny.
I think the saying is YOU can't BUY love.
YOU CAN buy Happiness. Or at least put it on layaway. ;)
Thanks for the morning smiles.

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

if the devil doesn't like it,
he can sit on a tack! OUCH!

sit on a tack! OUCH
sit on a tack! OUCH

if the devil doesn't like it, he can sit on a tack!

sit on a tack to stay!

Richella Parham said...

You are just the best. Really. Thank you for choosing joy--and for sharing it.

And if the devil doesn't like it he can sit on a tack.

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